Stopwatch and Listen

Stopwatch and Listen is a Canadian comedy television series which aired on CBC Television in 1952.

Stopwatch and Listen
StarringSam Aaron
Barbara Hamilton
Alfie Scopp
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5
Producer(s)Ross McLean
Running time30 minutes
Original networkCBC Television
Original release12 September 
10 October 1952


This mockumentary series was based on a 1951 programme on CBC Radio's Trans-Canada Network. All aspects of the production were managed by producer Ross McLean. He chose a theme such as feature films or telephones six weeks prior to airdate then conducted rehearsals on the resulting scripts four weeks later. This culminated in a live broadcast of that episode.[1]


This half-hour series debut was broadcast on Fridays at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) from 12 September to 10 October 1952. Its time slot was filled by CBC Concert after this.[2]


  1. Rutherford, Paul (1990). When Television Was Young: Primetime Canada 1952-1967. University of Toronto Press. p. 91. ISBN 0-8020-5830-2.
  2. Barris, Alex (24 October 1952). "On the Screen". The Globe and Mail. p. 8.
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